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Currituck County, North Carolina
Deed Book 33

[Deed Book 33; pg. 88-90]  May 18, 1876 - Jas. WICKER and Nancy his wife sold to Samuel TILLETT all of Currituck. for $30.00, all that certain piece of land lying on North Banks bounded as follows: commencing at the KEYs line and running northerly corse up the middle of the Sedge pond to the WALKER line thence a Easterdly corse to the middle of the Ashwenp? Thence a Southerdly corse to the TILLETT line thence a Westerdly course to the first station containing 18 acres. /s/ James WICKER, Nancy WICKER.  Witnesses: J.D. WICKER, B.D. WICKER.  Registered:  July 20, 1876.

[Deed Book 33; pg. 90-91]  Sept. 10, 1875 - Jno. GOODE Jr. trustee of the City of Norfolk State of Virginia and Joseph E. READ of Currituck and W.H. BURROUGHS of the City of Norfolk. Whereas by deed date the 26th day of April 1871 and of record in the Clerks Office of Currituck the said Joseph E. READ in order to secure to the said Wm. H. BURROUGHS the payment of two bonds bearing date 29th day of March 1871 each in the sum of $1047.00 one payable twelve months the other payable eighteen months executed by J.E. READ with John F. OLD as security and Henry M. WOODHOUSE commissioner which bonds have been assigned to the said Wm. H. BURROUGHS and convey in trust to the said Jno. GOODE Jr. for certain property set forth and described as follows a tract of land containing about 550 acres more or less in Currituck township of Moyock, the said track is now divided into three farms one occupied by the said J.E. READ, one by David MILLER & one by a negro the name of Thos. BUTT and adjoins the land of James MORSE, Malachi BOYD, Edmond SIMMONS & others. Whereas the indebtness has been fully paid and the said Joseph E. READ desires the said property to be released to him now.  /s/ Jno. GOODE Jr., Wm. H. BURROUGHS.  Recorded: July 20, 1876.

[Deed Book 33; pg. 417] April 6, 1875.  Know all men by these presents that I Hezekiah W BEASLEY of Powells Point County of Currituck and State of North Carolina for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred dollars to me paid by Samuel DUTCHER of the same county and State the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Do bargain grant sell and convey unto the said Samuel DUTCHER all of a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being of Powells Point in Poplar Branch Township Currituck County.  Bounded as follows, beginning at a sweet gum a corner tree between the land of William R JOHNSON decd and the lands of Sheppard OWENS decd thence a Southwardly course to a pine corner tree aforesaid The lands formerly called Samuel DOWDY line thence a northwestwardly with DOWDY's line the various courses of the line to the line formerly called  Joseph D PERRY line to a corner post thence along Perry's line to the corner of Shepperd OWENS land thence a Southwardly course to the beginning,  Sweet gum.  Containing twenty acres more or less.  To have and to hold the same to the said Samuel DUTCHER his heirs and assigns to his and their use forever, and the said Hezekiah W BEASLEY covenants with the said Samuel DUTCHER his heirs and assigns that I am lawfully seized in fee of the premises, that they are free from all incumbrances, that I have a good right to sell the same to the said Samuel DUTCHER his heirs and assigns, and that I will warrant and defend the same against the lawful claims and demands of all persons. In testimony whereof I the said Hezekiah W BEASLEY have hereto set my hand and seal this the 6th day of April 1875. Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Graham G. GALLOP & Sidney  G. GALLOP.  /s/ Hezekiah W BEASLEY.

Currituck County} In Probate Court
    The execution of the foregoing deed was proved this January 13th 1877,  by the oath and examination of G. G. GALLOP the witness  there-to let said deed with this certificate be registered.  /s/ A O DEY, Probate Judge. Recorded June 9th 1877.  /s/  L WALKER, RD. 

North Carolina}    Currituck County Office of Register of Deeds
    The foregoing is a true copy of a deed from Hezekiah W BEASLEY to Samuel DUTCHER as recorded in this office in Book No 33 on page 417.  Given under my hand,  this April 5 1882.  /s/ S C SIMMONS Depty Register of Deeds for Currituck County

[NOTE: These papers were copied with permission from original papers owned by Louise Flora Newbern of Currituck County.  Her husband, Fred, was the son of Nicholas C. and Mae Dutcher Newbern, all of Currituck County.  The deed was found in the Dutcher Family Bible and appears to be a copy acquired by the Dutcher family  We who search for family history of Currituck ancestors are indebted to Mrs. Newbern and grateful for her generosity.  This deed was copied & submitted by Glenda Walker.

Samuel Dutcher was born Dec. 28, 1820 in New York & died Sept. 3, 1888 in Currituck Co.  His wife, Esther M., was born Mar. 2, 1824 in New York & died July 20, 1895 in Currituck Co.  Samuel & Esther lived in East Hampton, Suffolk Co., NY in 1850 where Samuel was listed as a boatbuilder.  In 1850 they had children, Margaret age 6 and George age 3.  By 1860 the family had moved to Denning, Ulster Co., NY and they had added 3 more children: John A. age 7, Susan age 5, and Johnson age 2.  The family was not found in 1870 but by 1880 they were living in Poplar Branch, NC where Samuel was age 60 and a farmer and Esther was age 57.  Their son, John A. was married and living in the home with his parents and his new bride, Olive (Gallop) Dutcher.

No part of these deed abstracts may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these deeds that pertains to your families, I would strongly suggest that you either order a copy of the deed from the county or look at a copy of the microfilm on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information.




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